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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Preventing and Restoring Winter Fire Damage To Your Hamm Lake Home

12/16/2016 (Permalink)

Fires can start quickly. Exercise safety precautions but if you do have a fire, call SERVPRO to assess and help with the damage!

Tips to Follow For Fire Safety

The colder months of the year compound the risk factors leading to a home fire making it more likely that your family may be hurt or displaced by a residential fire if precautions are not taken. SERVPRO recommends that you protect your Hamm Lake home from the terrors of a winter fire by following these tips.

Have your wood burning fireplaces inspected and cleaned by a reputable company on a regular basis to prevent chimney fires.

Keep flammable items away from fireplaces, space heaters or candles.

Extinguish fires and candles at bedtime and when no one is in the area to supervise them. Never leave children or pets alone in a room with a lit fire or burning candles.

Limit the use of space heaters only to times when responsible adults are awake and supervising. Inspect for frayed wiring regularly and make sure your heaters are UL listed and of the proper size for the area to be warmed.

Take care when decorating for the holidays, avoiding the use of multiple extension cords and outdated strings of lights. Turn off holiday lights and other decor when retiring for the night or when leaving the house.

Ensure your kitchen areas are equipped with fire extinguishers as you bake, cook and otherwise prepare for the winter holidays. Use extreme caution when deep frying festive treats or when many hands are helping in the room.

If a fire does break out in your home despite precautions, it is always a concerning experience, but when fire damages your Hamm Lake house during the winter you have the added challenge of freezing temperatures as you recover from the disaster. We are able to assist you with all aspects of winter fire damage including boarding up or otherwise securing areas of your home left open to the elements after a cold weather fire. Our mission is to restore and remediate the damage done by a winter fire rather than tearing up and replacing structures and contents during the snowy months. Our trained technicians are able to accomplish this even while your family is living in undamaged areas of your home by using smoke and soot containment systems and judicious applications of professional air scrubbers and deodorants that work toward eliminating the unpleasant odor remaining after a fire.

When you endure a minor fire in your home, you may be tempted to try to clean up the soot and remove the smoky smell on your own. Because of the complex chemical reactions that occur during a fire, it is wisest to invite SERVPRO to partner up with you to assess the post-fire situation in your home. We can suggest tasks a homeowner can handle easily while our professional team works on the challenges of fire restoration that require specially trained and certified technicians to complete.

Once the fire department departs call SERVPRO of Coon Rapids / Central Anoka County. Experienced dispatchers at (763) 712-9712 will get a crew on its way to your Ham Lake home to begin the fire damage restoration process.

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